Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some info on the Men Against Violence group featured in Macho!

You can buy the film here:
http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c527.shtml
Typical documentary priciness : (

You can find a lot of information about the group by searching "Men Against Violence Association Nicaragua" or "Hombres Contra la Violencia Nicaragua"

Some of the info I found...

In English
As presenters at a conference also with Dean Peacock:
http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Library/Working-With-Men-to-End-Violence-Against-Women-in-the-Context-of-Globalization

An 'case study' on the Family Violence Prevention Fund site:
http://toolkit.endabuse.org/Resources/TheAssociation.html

Love this quote:
"How is it then that a group of men came together to challenge the culture of machismo and violence? Well, the Sandinista revolution gave us the opportunity to work in the struggle for social justice side by side with women, and some of us learned to work in partnership with women. We also learned to listen to women, and they have taught us that gender violence is a power issue embedded within the machismo culture. Thus, we realized that in order to build egalitarian and fair relationships we had to tackle our culture of machismo."

To read more about women in the Sandinista revolution, you can check out the book Feminism and the Legacy of Revolution: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chiapas by Karen Kampwirth--available in the UCF library.

In Spanish
An interview with one of the founders Javier Munoz:
http://www.euram.com.ni/pverdes/Entrevista/javier_munoz_137.htm

And I think this article about the network of men's group started with the same organization:
http://www.europrofem.org/contri/2_05_es/es-masc/13es_mas.htm

They talk a little about la Red Nacional de Mujeres Contra la Violencia (National Network of Women Against Violence) and talk about a little about how the different organizations working on gender and violence in Nicaragua are related.

Peace y si se puede! :-)

1 comment:

Leila said...

LOVE THIS! So glad you gathered this info. :)